This medication, when used alongside a proper diet and exercise program, is used to control high blood sugar. Helping patients with type 2 diabetes. Having control of the high blood sugar levels helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs and loss of sexual functions.
This medication is taken orally, usually 1-3 times a day with meals. A lot of fluid is to be taken while on this medication.
Metformin can cause side effects such as, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness or a metallic taste in the mouth. If these were to persist or worsen then it is important to contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Metformin works by helping restore the body’s proper response to the insulin that is naturally produced. While also decreasing the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that the stomach/intestines absorb.
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